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The Art of Voicing
SAT 6.9.2018
$987 / yr - 7 LECTURES + BONUSES
*CAN'T MAKE THE LIVE LECTURE? Full online access to the lecture recording and related downloads is granted to all ticket holders.
The Art of Voicing
Goals—At the end of this masterclass, you will be able to:
  • Apply Steve's voicing techniques in the field
  •  Evaluate a piano's voicing issues
  •  Correct common voicing problems
  •  Voice for brilliance & power
  •  Voice for mellowness or softness of tone
  •  Voice for evenness (hard-pressed hammers)
  •  Voice for evenness (soft-pressed hammers)
This live, online, interactive masterclass consists of an initial lecture-demonstration, followed by a hands-on period where Steve works on one of own instruments, evaluating and correcting voicing problems using techniques demonstrated in the first period.
  • *Full online access to the lecture recording and related downloads is granted to all ticket holders.
Steve Brady grew up in Portland, Oregon. After completing his initial training in piano technology under Lynn Hansen at BYU, he passed his RPT exams and began his career as a piano technician in the Phoenix area. He later served as head piano technician at the University of Washington in Seattle from 1978 to 2003. While working at the UW, he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Theory and Music History in 1982 and later completed course work for a Master of Arts degree in Music History. During his 25 years at the UW, Brady tuned and prepared pianos for nearly 5,000 concerts and recitals, and worked with most of the leading pianists of our time, including Murray Perahia, Alfred Brendel, Andras Schiff, Garrick Ohlsson, Emanuel Ax, Peter Serkin, Richard Goode, Claudio Arrau, Alicia de Larrocha, Andre Watts, Vladimir Feltsman, and Evgeny Kissin. He has also been the official piano technician for the Governor’s Mansion in the state of Washington since 1989. Most recently, he served as head piano technician for the Aspen Music Festival & School for five summers, from 2009 to 2013.

   A longtime member of the Piano Technicians Guild, he has served as president of both the Phoenix and Seattle chapters, as president of the Pacific Northwest Conference, as charter Regional Vice President of the Pacific Northwest Region (1989-92), as a member of the Institute Committee from 1993-95, and Institute Director in 1994. From 1995 through 2000 he served as Editor of the international monthly Piano Technicians Journal. 

   In June of 1999, PTG published his book, A Piano Technician’s Guide to Field Repairs. The 2nd edition of this book appeared in January of 2008. In 1996 he received the PTG “Member of Note” award. Brady has trained a number of piano technicians over the past 30 years, and 20 of his students have received the RPT credential. He has published portions of his Master’s thesis, on Brahms’s pianos and piano music, in three different publications: the American Brahms Society Newsletter, the book, Brahms and His World (Princeton University Press, Walter Frisch, editor), and the July, 2000 issue of the Piano Technicians Journal. He has also published articles in Piano & Keyboard magazine and served on the editorial board of that publication. His new book, Under the Lid: The Art & Craft of the Concert Piano Technician, was published in March of 2008 by Byzantium Books. 

   Steve was inducted into PTG's Hall of Fame in 2012. In 2016, he received his profession's highest honor, the Golden Hammer, awarded at PTG's international convention in Norfolk, Virginia. Steve lives in Seattle with his wife, the concert pianist Judith Cohen. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, hiking, and dancing Argentine tango.
A Stellar Reputation
2016 Recipient of the Piano Techncians Guild's Highest Honor: 
The Golden Hammer Award.
"Stephen H. Brady, RPT, one of the most widely respected piano technicians in the United States..."
 --Larry Fine, The Piano Book (4th ed., p. 77)
"...He shows deep knowledge and understanding of everything from wood and metal materials, their functions and interrelationships, to the musical, acoustical, and psychological understanding necessary to bring artist and instrument together..."
 --Garrick Ohlsson, first and only American to win first prize in the International Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition
From the Introduction to 
Under the Lid, by Steve Brady
Official Head Piano Technician for:

  Meany Hall for the Performing Arts (Seattle, WA 1978-2003)

  The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival in Seattle (1979-1992)

  The President's Piano Recital Series (Seattle, WA 1980-2003)

  The Governor's Mansion (Olympia, WA, Since 1990)

  International Music Festival of Seattle (1993-1997)

  Town Hall Seattle (2000-2005)

  Sitka Summer Music Festival ( Sitka, Alaska, 2001-2012)

  Aspen Music Festival & School (Aspen, Colorado, 2009-2013)


Leif Ove Andsnes * Claudio Arrau * Dickran Atamian * Emanuel Ax * Edward Auer * David Bar-Illan * Inon Barnatan * Leon Bates * Marouan Benabdallah * Boris Beresovsky * Stephen Beus * Phillippe Bianconi * Alfred Brendel * Yefim Bronfman * John Browning * Dave Brubeck * Shura Cherkassky * Gabriel Chodos * Aldo Ciccolini * Judith Cohen * Jean-Phillipe Collard * Naida Cole * Michel Dalberto * Bella Davidovich * Alicia DeLarrocha * Misha Dichter * Simone Dinnerstei * Peter Donohoe * Barry Douglas * Akira Eguchi * Bill Evans * Vladimir Feltsman * Ingrid Fliter * Rudolph Firkusny * Peter Frankl * David Golub * Richard Goode * Horacio Gutierrez * Marc-Andre Hamelin * Wu Han * Endre Hegedus * Angela Hewitt * Ford Hill * Ian Hobson * Randolph Hokanson * Lorin Hollander * Stephen Hough * Leslie Howard * Eugene Istomin * Keith Jarrett * Jeffrey Kahane * Joseph Kalichstein * Lillian Kallir * Yoheved Kaplinsky * Freddy Kempf * Evgeny Kissin * Anton Kuerti * Lang Lang * Ruth Laredo * Max Levinson * Liberace * Cecile Licad * Constantin Lifschitz * Lee Luvisi * Peter Mack * Juliana Markova * Robin McCabe * Anne-Marie McDermott * Patricia Michaelian * Ivan Moravec * Jon Nakamatsu * Anton Nel * David Owen Norris * John O'Conor * Neal O'Doan * Garrick Ohlsson * Ursula Oppens * Christopher O'Riley * Steven Osborne * Alexander Paley * Jon Kimura Parker * Simone Pedroni * Jean-Claude Pennetier * Murray Perahia * Antoinette Perry * John Perry * Michel Petrucciani * Daniel Pollack * Menachem Pressler * Fazil Say * Alicia Schacter * Ann Schein * Andras Schiff * Andre-Michel Schub * Gerard Schwarz * Peter Serkin * Orli Shaham * Jonathan Shames * Stephanie Leon Shames * George Shearing * Craig Sheppard * Bela Siki * Ruth Slenczenska * Rita Sloan * Jeffrey Swann * Robert Spano * Alexei Sultanov * Jean-Yves Thibaudet * James Tocco * Dubravka Tomsic * Andrew von Oeyen * Ilana Vered * Yuja Wang * Andre Watts * Roger Williams * Joyce Yang * Christian Zacharias

The Art of Voicing
SAT 6.9.2018
$987 / yr - 7 LECTURES + BONUSES
*CAN'T MAKE THE LIVE LECTURE? Full online access to the lecture recording and related downloads is granted to all ticket holders.
How to Listen to A Piano
Grand Action: A Balancing Act
Under the Bridge
How to Make a Piano Sing
The Art of Voicing
Season Pass
$987 / yr - 7 LECTURES + BONUSES
  • Season Pass can easily pay for itself
  •  You won't have to leave your home, office, workshop or studio. 
  •  You won't pay for gas. 
  •  You won't pay for lodging. 
  •  You won't pay for flights to far off locales. 
  •  You won't lose potential income generating time while traveling. 
  •  You won't get tired or uncomfortable sitting for hours in a car or plane, in traffic or in line. 
  •  You won't miss your family. 
Only Available With These Presentations
1. Gain free access to download related resources—valuable documents containing written instructions, software tools, and more... 

priceless information, all kept in one place, that will give you the confidence to implement your new skills.
2. Join an exclusive Facebook group for extended discussion of topics covered. How many instructional recordings do you have that come with membership in a private ongoing discussion group? 

How much faster could you learn and apply these concepts if you had the support of a worldwide community exclusively focused on each lecture topic?
3. Live, interactive participation. Solidify your learning. Ask the questions you want and get the answers you need. 

Then enjoy the video recording as a resource for solidifying these concepts.
4. Access the recording. Watch again and again. Have the freedom to review the video at the moments that are most important to you. 

Why pay for the same or similar lecture twice when you can drill in essential content that you've already paid for? 

Be efficient with your investments.

5. View the video recording from any mobile device, at any time—even while you work on a client's piano. How many of your existing DVDs and Books are you able to view from your smart phone? 

Do you have a photographic, minute-by-minute memory of that last conference presentation? 

Why not relax and enjoy 21st century access?!
6. Enjoy a complete, searchable video transcript with time stamps, documenting every word. Search for terms and locate when they are discussed in the video. 

Waste no time finding the information you need when you need it.
7. Participate in a new experience, unlike any convention presentation or previously recorded material. 

Share in the fun and excitement as one of the privileged few original lecture participants.

There will be nothing dry or boring about this content!
We asked for feedback on our previous masterclasses and the response has been great!...
"[The instructor] is very good at this level of voicing. His experience at both Steinway and Mason & Hamlin far exceeds many of our experiences."
--Ron Moore: 
Moore's Piano Service, 
Fort Wayne, IN. 

Graduate of the Randy Potter School of Piano Technology. 
"[The instructor] is very competent in the field of voicing and does a fantastic job of transferring his knowledge to the participants of his lecture. I was very enlightened and entertained and appreciate his willingness to impart his knowledge with others."
--Jordan Porter: 
Fine Tuning, 
Boise, ID. 

Graduate with Highest Honors of the Randy Potter School of Piano Technology.
"While I already have a grounding in these areas of work, hearing another viewpoint gave me a new perspective on how to approach this subject. You should never stop learning, and this lecture substantially broadened my knowledge and understanding of piano tone control. Excellent work!"

--Julian Dendy
UK Piano Technician
Newark, Nottingham, United Kingdom
"[The instructor] knows what he is doing and is not afraid to share it. Very thankful for that as a technician that is new to this business"

--Wayne Knox
Wayne's Piano Service
Belton, TX
Unlike Any Existing Content Or Live Lecture
1. Enjoy a suite of resources. This lecture is not meant to replace any existing content, recording or conference presentation. A true craftsperson will seek education in multiple formats wherever they can. This is a completely unique, all-new way of learning with special features added to make it an undeniable value.

2. Avoid the frustration of sitting at the back of the room or crowding to the front as is typical in conference presentations, especially the good ones. Every participant and viewer has the exact same, up-close, loud-and-clear access to this engaging lecture.

3. Make valuable new professional connections and friends throughout the world. When you participate in this lecture and join the group of technicians who will treasure the recording you'll begin to build relationships with and recognize a whole new set of techs worldwide that are friendly, helpful and serious about learning. Although it's not the same as grabbing lunch at the convention, the barriers of space and time are broken down and professional relationships become a whole new experience.

4. The value is clear. If you are attending a national convention you might end up spending hundreds per class, even if you can fit in 15 or more lectures. Because, when you do the math, you can spend as much as $3,000 on travel, lodging, registration, rental cars, etc. And you're likely to miss out on several hundreds or thousands of dollars in missed work opportunities too.

Do not attempt a comparison. This experience is a world apart from what you'll find at a convention or in a book or traditional recording.
What previous live lecture participants are saying:

For each previous lecture we've conducted a thorough surveys afterwards. Here's what we learned when we asked "How much could one lecture's content increase your income in the next 12 months?"
A full 91.7% of participants surveyed predict earning extra income because of one lecture.

Some foresee a returns of$10,000 or more.

Apply your knowledge and pay for it outright. 

Double, triple, 10X or 100X your investment.

You decide.
What previous live lecture participants have been saying:

Would you recommend this lecture? If so, why?
"Oh yes, [the instructor is] amazing. He's a pro, and a real talent in teaching and has so much experience that he really knows what he's talking about. Also, he can present things very logically and is easy to understand, but still is funny and nice to listen to."
Kirsi Lassi
Kirsi Lassi: Finnish Piano Technician. Student of the Bechstein factory in Berlin and the Yamaha Piano Technical Academy in Japan. 
Would you recommend this lecture? If so, why?...
"Yes, clarifies some things people (including myself) think they are experts in, but are not."
"Yes, lots of good information not normally available in my circles"
"Yes, to push understanding of what we are doing as techs."
"Very educational for all techs."
"[The instructor] made the math easy to understand, and explained how the numbers actually make the touch feel—bringing theory to practice."
"[The instructor] is a consummate professional and presents his material with attention to detail." 

--Mark Campbell
Campbell Piano Shop
Calhan, CO

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--Wayne Knox
Wayne's Piano Service
Belton, TX
"This was a great class on a great platform. Far better than having to travel and lose a weeks worth of work and sit in a cold hotel room for 2 hours." 

--Ron Moore
Moore's Piano Service
Fort Wayne, IN

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Determined to Learn Advanced Skills
Clients Love You
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